Coachella Valley

The Community

With more than 350 days of sunshine per year and the warmest winters in the western US, recreational hiking, golf and horseback riding are popular in the canyons and mountains that surround the Coachella Valley.

The area was popular among celebrities from Frank Sinatra to Dakota Fanning who came and continue to come to enjoy vacations and winter homes in the desert resort community. Also it became a major real estate destination in the 1980s and 1990s no longer limited to senior citizens, winter residents and retirees. Families with young children and young adults became interested in Palm Springs and surrounding communities for lower cost housing and apartment rents. The tourist attraction we know as Palm Springs has been exported worldwide, an increase of international visitors and now treated as a “year-round” community, the Coachella Valley is sometimes compared to Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona or Santa Fe, New Mexico as part of the Southwest. The Coachella Valley is the most popular golf vacation destination in California. Palm Springs is home to one of the country’s largest collections of mid-century architecture. Thousands of homes, apartments, hotels, businesses and other buildings were designed in this fashion across the city. International mid-century enthusiasts come to Palm Springs to admire the design.

  • Highlights
  • El Paseo is a world class dining and shopping destination
  • Heal and rejuvenate in one of the region's many natural hot springs
  • Roughly 125 golf courses blanket the area, making it one of the world's premier golf destinations
  • The desert environment hosts a variety of flora and fauna, including several endangered species
  • The area is also dotted with casinos run by local Indian tribes as well as resort hotels and spas
  • Empire Polo Field in Indio, is the host venue for popular Spring music and art festivals Coachella and Stagecoach.